How to cook fillet steak
Fillets are a butcher’s favourite and the most tender steak. They’re cut from the lower middle back of a cow, so the meat is lean with little marbling, which means it benefits from a shorter cooking time and is best served rare. Thanks to the limited fat, it has a subtle flavour and butter-soft texture.
To fry a Tesco British Fillet Steak, simply rub with a flavourless fat, such as vegetable or groundnut oil, and lightly season. Heat a griddle pan until smoking, then add the fillet steak and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side. Before the end of the cooking time, add a knob of butter to the pan and spoon the melted fat over the steak for extra juiciness.
To turn fillet steak into a luxurious lunch, try this warm Italian beef salad recipe with rocket, Parmesan and a balsamic dressing. Serve with potatoes to make a heartier meal for dinner.